Building Art - Photographing Textures and Patterns

This class is about photographing textures that surround us!

As we begin to focus on the "Artistic", we will have classes on several photographic techniques that are not frequently discussed. Photographing the textures that make up our lives is a very interesting and challenging way to practice using our cameras.

About Photographing Textures

Texture images, by themselves, are sometimes not terribly interesting without some post processing. However having an arsenal of texture images, and knowing how to photograph them when you find something interesting, are very important.

Capturing texture images reinforces photography concepts you already know, such as composition and lighting. It also challenges you to learn new skills that will help you in other areas as you grow.

For example, practicing and mastering hand-holding your camera, or level-shooting on a tripod for a well-balanced texture image are skills that relate directly to landscape and portrait photography.

Using Texture Photographs

Texture images can stand alone as primary art compositions. They can also be used as backgrounds and art placement for photoshop compositions. As we build our personal library of patterns, shapes and textures, our options for creating beautiful photoshop compositing grow.

Even without photoshop compositing, photographing the beautiful textures around us is a great way to grow in your photographic career and hobby.

About The Class

We will discuss common techniques for photographing textures, finding textures in unusual places, training your mind to "look" for photographic textures, and some discussion about how to post process. We'll discuss techniques for large texture photography (shooting a brick wall) and macro texture (the crackled leaf). Did you know you can turn a regular, every-day 50mm lens into a macro lens?

Bonus

Each student will be provided a free 2-way Bubble Level ($5-20 value) and we'll discuss how to use it when taking texture images.

Summary: 
Texture images, by themselves, are sometimes not terribly interesting without some post processing. However having an arsenal of texture images, and knowing how to photograph them when you find something interesting, are very important. Capturing texture images reinforces photography concepts you already know, such as composition and lighting. It also challenges you to learn new skills that will help you in other areas as you grow.
One-on-One: 
$129.00
Group (20 ppl): 
$25
Instructor: 
Joe Lippeatt
Bring to Class: 
tripod, camera, lens(es), paper & pen, enthusiasm!
Provided: 

2-way Bubble Level ($5-20 value), class materials

Length: 
2 Hours
Group Classes Available at: 
Skill Level Needed: 
Beginner - New to DSLR Photography, shoot only in Auto Mode
Intermediate - Owns a DSLR and understands some basics such as Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
Advanced - Significant understanding of DSLR photography

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